Air pollution in cities is becoming a serious hazard for the health of citizens. That’s why it is important to track the pollution levels. MCCI has developed a sensor based on our technology which ensures that the sensor never runs out of battery. This ensures that air pollution is tracked without any interruptions and there is no need to change batteries which is time consuming and costly, especially if there are thousands of sensors deployed.
These newly developed sensor nodes will be placed in economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods within the city boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem, where air pollution levels are extremely high.
The MCCI modules each feature PM2.5 particulate and VOC sensing devices, plus temperature and humidity sensors. Located on utility poles, they will dynamically gather real-time data relating to their surroundings every 6 minutes. This data will be transmitted back to a network hub via LoRaWAN connectivity for subsequent analysis. With prototyping almost completed, the pilot scheme is due to go into operation before the end of the summer.
“As we want to carry out analysis at a granular level, the intervals between when data is acquired are very short. The e-peas ICs can start extracting energy at really low voltages, ensuring the power budget requirements of our modules can be fully satisfied,” states Terry Moore, CEO and founder of MCCI. “The company’s track record in remote sensing applications was another important factor, as was the quick turnaround time they were able to support.”
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